Have you ever looked in the mirror and had an identity crisis? Not knowing if you’re better made for the rugged outdoors, or behind the screen of a MacBook, editing photos, writing scripts, or making music. Us too. That’s why when we found this pack by Ogden made, worlds collided. Not only is the Klettersack designed to withstand the most rugged adventure, but with a side access laptop sleeve, it quickly makes the transition to the creative world. All products are made to order, so hold your horses, it may take a week to get out the door, but it’ll be well worth the wait.
02 Mar A Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders / $17
A Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders / $17
Released on November 9th, 1993, Midnight Marauders was the third studio album and widely considered ATCQ’s most consistent collection of tracks. The record is known for the seamless stroll through jazz-inspired hip-hop, compiled with what some regard the best lyricism of any A Tribe Called Quest album—it consistently gets better with every single listen, which makes it a true testament of time for American Hip Hop.
03 MarThe Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream / $18
The Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream / $18
Released November 9th 1993, this is ATCQ’s third studio album and easily the groups most consistent collection of tracks. Midnight Marauders offers a seamless stroll through jazz inspired hip-hop compiled with addicting beats, lyrics, and punchlines that unwind like a velvet ribbon down a steep hill. An album that consistently gets better with every single listen, which makes it true testament of time for American Hip Hop.
Do you remember the Noisy Cricket in Men in Black? That’s this minus the killing aliens part. Weighing in at 1oz and with a 3.75-inch wingspan, this small stainless steel knife is the perfect blade for everyday carry. It has a frame-lock, pocket clip, and keychain hole. You won’t leave home without it. Unless you’re going to the airport…
Yes, the heading is correct, 72-HOURS. This tee is the fusion of technicality and style. The most significant part about this clutch basic is how the specialized blend of fabrics don’t sacrifice the performance and comfort of the fit. If you’re a man on the move, you need this. We chose black of course because if you haven’t noticed by now, we love black as much as Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, and Johnny Cash combined.
Outlaws, road warriors, and rascals, the Bison Scoundrels are created for you. These USA made gloves provide great tactility and dexterity. Each hand is antiquated and conditioned with an organic recipe. If you’re looking for style and quality, look no further than Grifter Company, your Triumph will thank you.
Hudson Made believes to be good with your hands, you need to be good to your hands. The Workers Soap is a heavy duty clean to wash the grit and grime of daily tasks away, no matter what your craft may be. Molded with aromas of tobacco, cedar and patchouli, the scent of the soap is well-rounded and refreshing. Be it motor oil, wood shavings, or paint, wash the paws to grab the whiskey glass and toast the day of hard work—keep the calluses though, don’t get too soft.
A watch built by our friends at Jack Mason, truly constructed for everyday wear. The Chronograph Aviator 42mm pays tribute to the iconic design of pilot watches and features Swiss Super-Luminova® markings and indices for high legibility. Fashioned in a 316L stainless steel case and water-resistance of up to 100 meters, the timepiece also features one of our favorite elements of Jack Mason, quick release pins for interchangeable straps—keeping it clutch for any outfit color tone.
09 MarLCD Soundsystem: Electric Lady Sessions / $33
LCD Soundsystem: Electric Lady Sessions / $33
Recorded at the famous Electric Lady Studios in Greenwhich Village, this vinyl offers a live collection of LCD Soundsystem classics, a few covers, and selected material from the their latest album, American Dream. A must add to the record collection for any fan of James Murphy and crew, as it offers a intimate, raw, and live portal to the lucid world of LCD Soundsystem—one that you can’t attain from mixed and mastered studio tracks.
Knowledge is power. A Field Guide to Whiskey is not only an informative read for those who relish the barrel aged poison, but also a guide to understanding trends, ingredients, and the history of the spirit—it makes you an expert and perhaps the next great distiller. And come on, don’t you want to know who Jack Daniels was anyway?
This one is for the journeymen, the desperados, and the rouge travelers. If you’re not serious about adventure, then leave this kit for the pros. Triumph & Disaster should make a mandatory interview process to obtain something this cool. Leather strap and pouch, brass hook and zips, and magnetic closure, they’ve proven that it’s not always what’s on the inside that counts the most.
So damn classic, and so damn cool. If you’ve seen the cult classic The Sandlot then you’ll understand the notion here: Legends.. Never… die. The legendary Center-Hi features a ribbed toe and distinctive treaded outsole for rugged wear. Each pair is topped off with classic throwback branding—an instant homerun for any kicks collection and man who isn’t scared to put a few scuff marks on his soles.
With two card pockets, a stash pocket, and a slot for your passport, skipping town never felt so fun. The line through customs. What line? You’re an international traveler with Global Entry, and this passport holder is the proof. The Bexar Goods Passport Wallet is constructed with natural Vegetable tanned leather, sourced in the USA, and proudly made by hand in the Alamo City.
For men with a mane, keep that beard maintained by delivering the woodsy, earthy scent of Burroughs Beard Oil straight to your whiskers. The oil merges the solitary notes of wilderness and craftsmanship, leaving behind the deep leathered richness to any rugged scruff. It’s a masculine fragrance that’s intoxicating, and also helps to moisturize surface skin and condition follicles.
Ask yourself this, what rock n’ roll badasses wear a Stetson? Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff, Wilco, the list is longer than a 7-minute rock ballad by Led Zeppelin. Langhorne Slim once told us, he keeps getting Stetson hats like they are tattoos. An equal addiction and both will surely improve your personal style. Stetson is not only famous for who wears them but for being good quality, made in the USA, cowboy hats. Are we clear?
With crystal clear acoustics, this album transports any listener to the Walter Kerr Theater in 2018 where the boss held a residency, delivering an intimate and emotional performance and reflection into his life lessons as a Jersey boy. The album reached the top of the charts in more than ten countries and offers unique takes on a tracklist spanning over a decade of The Boss’s career. A memorable and profoundly deep album to celebrate one of the most iconic American singer-songwriters and performers of our time.
It is one of the most defiant accessories a man can own, treasured as a hand me down or copped as a symbol of success, the watch can tell a story about the man who wears it. This hardcover contains 216 pages of iconic watches and the men who have worn them, ranging from JFK to Nas. The hardest part about owning this read is not splurging on your own timepiece after ever slip through the pages.
A man should own enough gadgets and tools needed to take on any of life’s hurdles. Or, they could all be combined into one legendary and historical multi-tool. You guessed, the almighty Leatherman MUT—the most efficient tool for any kit, and feels better in black.
19 MarGolden Bear x ButterScotch Sukajan Bomber / $495
Golden Bear x ButterScotch Sukajan Bomber / $495
A Bomber Jacket is a key iconic item in the arsenal of outerwear for men. Just look at the track record: Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman—the list lives on. When done right, it’s worth every single penny. Our pals at Butterscotch have teamed up with Golden Bear and set the modern bar with the Sukajan Bomber. Full satin lining, a matte black zipper, and a true tailored fit, this jacket abides to the ethos of ButterScotch to “Keep it Simple”, but will undoubtedly turn heads wherever it’s worn, serving as an instant hand me down to your future lineage.
Hudson Made makes products that are hydrating, uplifting, and invigorating, and their body milk is at the top of that pyramid. Made with Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint, this body lotion is more addictive than your deepest vices. Just like the old lads say, Milk does a body good.
21 MarKOMONO The Aston Acetate Black Forest / $120
KOMONO The Aston Acetate Black Forest / $120
Sunglasses and Advil, last night was mad real. For those mornings that come too early, or the days spent pool or oceanside, The Aston’s from KOMONO will keep you looking sharp, and shielded from the rays this spring.
You’ve probably got a bunch of flasks hangin’ around. This won’t be one of them. The Chieftain Noble flask from Iron & Resin will be your trusted new sidekick from trips to the desert, up the ski lift, or in your suit pocket for your auntie’s wedding. All flasks are dark etched by hand and come in a gold foil stamped drawer pull box. Now you just have to find something to put in it…
Wouldn’t that have been cool if Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson had made a supergroup? Oh yeah, they did. Highwayman was the first studio album by these rock n’ roll cowboys. Never a bad time to drop the needle on this one. Truly, the Mount Rushmore of country music.
24 Mar Schott NYC - 100 Years of an American Original / $110
Schott NYC - 100 Years of an American Original / $110
This timeless coffee table addition explores the impact that Schott NYC has made on American culture and beyond. Within the pages are stories and photos exploring over one hundred years of the iconic leather jacket, from punk and biker influences to military outfitting that dates back to 1913. The pages reveal over 100 Jacket photos and sketches, offering a tale that begins on whichever page you flip to.
25 MarRugged Folio - iPhone XS Max Wallet Case / $60
Rugged Folio - iPhone XS Max Wallet Case / $60
Nomad has created a phone case that is sleek and minimalist, while staying durable for any adventure. The team understands that when you’re on the road traveling, you need to keep the valuables safe and secure, while eliminating unnecessary bulk. The case opens to the added Folio card holder to stash your wallet essentials—extremely clean and functional.
A man’s story can be found in the creases of his boots, and while we wholeheartedly agree that wearing in your trusty pair is vital, it’s just as important to keep the leather conditioned and soft. Filson’s Original Boot Oil is a triple threat, keeping your boots soft, supple, and water resistant. Filson is extremely focused on longevity, so if you own a pair of boots, you should have this potion to keep them in check for the journey ahead.
Woven with a unique blend of cotton, silk, wool, and viscose The Jack goes with anything and can be worn anywhere. We recommend untucked, with your trusted denim or chinos, and of course a pair of leather boots. You know better than to question anything called The Jack.
The 32oz Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Howler from MiiR is the go-to canteen for daily H20 or coffee. The lid seals with a buckle holding in heat, carbonation, or ice. MiiR’s team are masterminds when it comes to insulation. The Howler will keep the bevs cold for 24+ hours and hot for 12. Buckle up the water, brew, or whatever you intend to take with you, and head out.
If you watched Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged and thought Where Did You Sleep Last Night was an original track by the king of grunge, boy, were you wrong. Written by Leadbelly, his songs have influenced rock and roll more than just about anybody. He’s also credited for writing, Black Betty, Gallows Pole, and Goodnight Irene. This vinyl is a must have if you’re into the classics.
Created by Daniel Kramer, who over a year and a day captured mesmerizing moments of Bob Dylan on tour, in concert, and backstage. The photography by Kramer captures Dylan’s transformative “Big Bang” year of 1964-65. Music would never be the same, and this book, immortalized by a film roll, freezes those historic moments in time.
The Gear Grid is designed for the CYTIES cavalier, an urban nomad and modern jet-setter who cares deeply about the details. He is a cultured man, and the well-designed objects he wears or carries with him assist in telling his personal story. He’s a hard worker, a free thinker, and most certainly is a world traveler. Check our Gear Grid with new posts every day to discover curated essentials fostered towards the CYTIES man.